Note: The reel shown here is what Abel calls "Ported" but it is also available with solid aluminum sides. With the SDS series we normally order the aluminum handle which is a slight upcharge over the standard wood handles but we prefer it for saltwater reels. If you want it with a wood handle, just let us know.
About the Abel SDS Series:
Winner of the best new saltwater reel at the 2016 ICAST/IFTD show, the Abel SDS (Sealed Drag Salt) takes all the power, reliability, and smoothness of its smaller counterpart and combines them in a larger package capable of taking on saltwater gamefish of all sizes. A unique multi-disc drag system yields an industry leading 20+ pounds of braking power, and is completely sealed from the elements. Now available in 3 sizes, this makes the SDS perfect for fighting big bones on light tippet as well as providing the power needed to halt hard-fighting tarpon in their tracks.